MRI shows Sharrif Floyd's knee is fine

Minnesota Vikings rookie defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd had his left knee checked out, and the magnetic resonance imaging exam confirmed that there was no structural damage.

Floyd is set to return to practice soon.

It's a relief for the first-round draft pick from Florida after sustaining an injury against the Houston Texans on Friday night.

"No worries on my part," Floyd told reporters. "At the end of the day, it's (coach Leslie Frazier's) call, not mine. I knew it was okay right after it happened. I knew there was no problem."

Floyd had a tackle for loss in his NFL debut.

Added Vikings coach Leslie Frazier: "Not overly concerned by everything I have been told. It's just sore, so we want to err on the side of caution."

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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